Brown Fellows Program

Admission Office

Mailing Address
Admission Office
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422



John Kinkade

Brown Fellows Contact

John Kinkade



Questions regarding applying for the Brown Fellows program should be directed to the Admission Office

Brown Fellows seniors 2016

In partnership with the James Graham Brown Foundation, Centre launched the Brown Fellows Program in 2009. The initiative is the premier scholarship and enrichment program in Kentucky and is one of the nation’s elite fellowship programs.

Centre is the only private college in Kentucky selected for a Brown Fellows Program. The foundation has also initiated a Brown Fellows Program at the University of Louisville.

The program was established as an individualized course of development in which outstanding students build leadership skills through independent study, community service, and experiential learning.

The Scholarship and Enrichment Program

Brown Fellows are awarded “full-ride-plus” scholarships and are provided four summer enrichment experiences, beginning the summer before their first year at Centre. Summer enrichment experiences in subsequent years will be organized around themes of service, research, international study, and leadership.

The scholarship and enrichment program includes:

• Full tuition
• Room and board
• Summer enrichment programs, which allow students to focus on their areas of interest
• On-campus program mentors
• Field-based experimental learning opportunities
• Customized Leadership Projects that span the student’s collegiate career


Competition for the Brown Fellows Program is strong. Competitive applicants should demonstrate:

• Academic success at the highest level
• Intellectual curiosity and ambition
• Concern for their community and the world
• The social and leadership skills to accomplish their goals

Finalists typically have the following academic credentials:

• The most difficult curriculum available at their respective high schools
• Average unweighted academic GPA of 3.95
• ACT scores ranged from 32 to 35
• SAT critical reading and math scores ranged from 1360 to 1560
• Graduated at or very near the top of their high school class.

How to Apply

1) Apply for admission by January 15.

2) Request a nomination from a school counselor, core course teacher, community-based organization liaison, or independent college counselor who can attest to your qualifications using our Scholarship Nomination Form . Nominations due by January 15.

3) Students nominated for the program will automatically receive an invitation (via letter and email) to complete the separate Brown Fellows application form. The separate application is due by February 6.

The selection committee will invite approximately thirty finalists to campus for a selection weekend at the end of March, and will announce ten winners in April.

Nomination Form


Students who wish to be considered must be nominated by a school counselor, core course teacher, community-based organization liaison , employer, or independent college counselor who can attest to the student’s qualifications using our Scholarship Nomination Form by January 15.


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